MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry: an emerging technology for microbial identification and diagnosis

@inproceedings{Singhal2015MALDITOFMS,
  title={MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry: an emerging technology for microbial identification and diagnosis},
  author={Neelja Singhal and Manish Kumar and Pawan Kumar Kanaujia and Jugsharan Singh Virdi},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2015}
}
Currently microorganisms are best identified using 16S rRNA and 18S rRNA gene sequencing. However, in recent years matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has emerged as a potential tool for microbial identification and diagnosis. During the MALDI-TOF MS process, microbes are identified using either intact… CONTINUE READING